March 2011

Bridlington Festival of Running 2011

PB Events are organising the first Bridlington Festival of Running on 4th and 5th June 2011. The weekend includes a flat fast 10km with chip timing and a 4 mile beach run. Why not sign up for the full ‘weekend package’ and spend a couple of days beside the bracing Yorkshire seaside?! Bridlington offers a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget. Hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks, camp sites: the choice is yours. The package includes race entries for the Grand Yorkshire 10K and ‘Beat The Clock’ Beach Race, along... Read More

Blakey Blitz Fell Race 2011 Results

Ninety hardened fell runners finished the tough Blakey Blitz Fell Race on Sunday. Paul Butler (Loftus and Whitby AC) lead them home. Finishing a minute in front of Northumberland Fell Runners Gary Jones who battled hard to fend of Lewis Banton (Clowne RC) who won the first ever Blakey Blitz 3 years ago. Shelli Gordon and kay Neasham both of New Marske AC finished jointly first ladies. In the over 70’s there was shock defeat for Super Vet Ronnie Sherwood (New Marske AC) who was beaten by 2 minutes by... Read More

Blakey Blitz Fell Race Photo’s 2011

Have a look here for the photo’s of the Blakey Blitz Fell Race Sunday 27th March 2011. Photo’s have been taken by Dave Gowens. Results will follow. Blakey Blitz was the last but, one race in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell race Series 2010/2011. The final Race is Gisborough Moors on Sunday 10th April 2011.

Balega Sock deal on Saturday 26th March 2011

As well as the Brooks Shoe Party Northern Runner will be offering 3 pairs of Balega Socks for the price of two on Saturday 26th March (while stocks last). Balega is America’s best selling running sock. They have a great fit and stay very soft even after they have been in and out of the washing machine time and time again.

Brooks Shoe Party Saturday 26th March 2011

On Saturday 26th March we are having a Brooks Shoe party. We have a Brooks representative in store to offer expert advice on Brooks Shoes plus freebies with each Brooks Shoe bought. Brooks are officially the biggest seller of running shoes through specialist stores in the US and they are fast approaching that status in the UK. So, why not come and see us on Saturday and see what all the fuss is about !

Test driving the new Inov8 Bare Grip 200

Inov8 have an advert that shows a runner’s foot with studs stuck to the bottom, pushing off over a piece of moorland. The tag line is something about, ‘until evolution catches up there is the Inov8 Mudclaw’. Well perhaps Inov8 has got a little closer to the picture with the Inov8 Bare Grip 200. Essentially this shoe is a mesh upper with a sticky rubber studded outsole attached. It is so flexible that you could tie it in a knot. The fit is great; there is no restriction at all.... Read More

Blakey Blitz Fell Race 2011

The next race in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the challenging Blakey Blitz. The race starts and finishes from the Lion Inn up on Blackey Ridge near Danby and cover 9.5 miles with 2300 plus feet of ascent. For more details including a route map click here.

Winter Bob Graham and Hardmoor 55 !

Jim Mann of Durham Fell Runners completed a Winter Bob Graham in 20 hours 39 minutes. A great achievement even on a dry summers day with more day light. Click through to his report. But, Jim is not finished yet. The season is only just getting going. This weekend he will be competing in the Hardmoors 55. This is an ultra trail race from Helsmsley to Gisborough following the Cleveland Way. It is also the first long race in the Run Further Ultra Series. Good luck to Jim.